Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Deal of the Day

I have been searching high and low for an iron bed for my daughter's room.  I spotted a couple different styles while in IKEA, but they weren't quite right for my my daughter's taste.  So imagine my surprise when I spotted this beauty while browsing Craigslist last night. 


The ad read as follows:  Antique Iron Bed Frame - $35
Antique Iron Bed Frame, Headboard, Footboard, and Rails, Twin sized.
Fits 41" wide x 69 1/2" long box mattress, Frame is 75 1/2" long clear.


Um hello, yes please,  I'll take it!!


The seller was a good hour away from me, but that didn't make me want it any less.  My husband and I drove out this morning and met the seller at his house.  He was such a nice guy and we enjoyed the road trip!


I can't wait for my daughter to get home from school, so she can see it!  She's just like me and seriously enjoys thrift shopping and makeovers!  But I doubt we'll agree on painting it the same color! ;)  Stay tuned for the after pics!!

You can view the iron bed makeover here

37 comments:

  1. I can't wait! You killing me here! Oh man, waiting is hard.
    m.

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  2. Can't wait to see it in the room!!!

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  3. Good find! I can't wait to see what color you(she) agrees on, lol!

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  4. WOW!!!! Good deal! Can't wait to see what color you paint it!

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  5. Nice find. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  6. That is a nice one! Isn't it great the nice people you meet via Craigslist? I have yet [touch wood] to meet a crazy person, though my friend did so I am always careful!

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  7. I'm thinking it will be perfect when you are done. I love it!

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  8. I have my great-great grandmother's iron bed upstairs that needs to be refinished. I absolutely cannot WAIT to see what you do with this, Brandi. It is an awesome find. Inspire me, girl!

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  9. Oi Amiga Brandi, como todos, também estou contando as horas para ver o final dessa estória, rsrs Sei que será outro excelente trabalho... divirta-se muito! Beijinhos.

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  10. Wow, talk about a score!! That's beautiful. I bet your daughter loves it :)
    Btw, your entry way looks beautiful. Do you know what kind of flowers those little purple ones are in the pots on your steps? I have one of those plants, and I've wanted to get more, but haven't seen them, and don't remember what they are.
    Have a great weekend my friend!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  11. I love bed! I can see it in a fun color! Cant wait to see the afters!

    Tiffany

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  12. You haven't painted yet?? LOL!! I can't wait to see the finished product. I need to go thrift shop shopping with you!!

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  13. I am really excited to see the finished product. I wish I had the creativity to see the potential in things like this.

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  14. Chop chop Brandi let's get this done. We're waiting :) great find!

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  15. Great find! I can't wait to see what you and your daughter do with it

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  16. Brandi, what a great find! I know no matter what color you guys paint it, the results will be gorgeous! Can't wait to see!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. What a great deal! Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

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  18. Awesome find! I really want an iron bed for myself. I've wanted one for years. We've looked at Ikea, too, but I just know there has to be one out there. My daughter and I wouldn't agree on the same color either. :)

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  19. YEAH! What a great deal and beautiful bed! I can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Have a wonderful Monday!!
    xoxox

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  20. Looks nice. My ex and I once purchased iron beds for our young daughters and all they ever did was complain until we finally got rid of it. I believe it was the fact they were accustomed to sleeping apart in twin beds though, and not so much the iron bed itself.

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  21. That is gorgeous Brandi. The price was a real steal. I cant wait to see what you do with it.

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  22. What an awesome find...wonderful price my dear!! I have the same bed in full size in my daughters room....you will love it!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. I love it! I just bought a bed for my tween from Ikea, now we are working on her room! have fun, I know it's going to be fabulous!

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  24. Oooh I just know that is going to look gorgeous! Can't wait for the after pics.

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  25. Wow! Major score!!! I would'ave driven an hour to nab that beauty, too! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  26. What a buy! I saw one very similar at Amvets a few weeks ago but I didn't need it and couldn't come up with a good enough reason to buy it but I WANTED to so bad! Yours is so cute and I know your daughter will be thrilled.
    Lynn
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  27. Perfectly wonderful find!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  28. EXCELLENT!!! Brandi, please show us the bed all made up. Love it.

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  29. What a great find! You scored for sure, I love those old iron beds. Can't wait to see what color you guys compromise on...:)

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  30. ohhhhhhhh Brandi.. I just know that it's going to look fantastic when you get through with it. What a great find!!!!

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  31. Oh, wow! You really scored with this one. I know you're going to have fun transforming it.

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  32. What a great find! Lucky you! Thanks for linking your thrify treasure to Potpourri Friday!

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  33. Love the bed, lucky lucky on that one! New follower!

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  34. Nice score Brandi! Gotta love craigslist!

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  35. LOVE that bed! That's the exact bed frame I want to use in my son's room when I create his "big boy bedroom"! Love Love Love it!

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  36. What a great find! I would love to find one. My dh and I thought we found one last weekend but it was a replica. My mother has one that was her mother's and it's really heavy. Looking forward to the room reveal.

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